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Open Educational Resources (OER) - Faculty

A Catalyst for Innovation

OER: A Catalyst for Innovation

What is OER?

Open Educational Resources (OER)

“…teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.”     - OER Paris Declaration of 2012 

About OER

Why Use Textbook Alternatives?

Using the Library & OER for course materials

  • Reduces or eliminates the cost of textbooks for students

  • Increases multi-modal learning opportunities

  • Increases flexibility and autonomy in course content and delivery for faculty

Find OER Resources

Websites with OER materials


Public Domain, Fair Use, & Copyright

Creating OER-Based Courses

OER Basics and Distance Learning Microlecture OEW 2021 - Courtesy of Skyline College

OER Basics: Lowering the Cost Barrier - Courtesy of CCCOER